PDF Viewing (pdfjs) landed in Daily

Mark Banner mbanner at mozilla.com
Sun Aug 16 21:09:49 UTC 2020


Just a heads-up, I've just landed the last of a couple of patches to 
integrate PDF viewing into Thunderbird 
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=810815>, this should be in 
tomorrow's Daily builds.

When you double click or open a PDF attachment, it will now open the PDF 
in a new tab - the viewer is the same as for Firefox and relies on the 
pdfjs component that is in Firefox.

You can alter the behaviour of what happens when you double-click/open a 
pdf attachment via the Files & Attachments section in the "General" part 
of preferences.

TheConversations add-on 
<https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/gmail-conversation-view/> 
has been using pdfjs (with a much restricted viewer) from early on to 
view PDF attachments, however now felt a reasonable time to move that 
into Thunderbird and have it as a core feature, especially as it has 
been a long standing desire.

Mark

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